East of Croydon
Travels through India and South East Asia inspired by her BBC 1 series 'The Ganges'
A brand-new travel inspired memoir from the fabulously funny, Sue Perkins
A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the remote and snowy peaks of Tibet.
Up until that point, the farthest East I'd been was Torremolinos, in the Costa Del Sol.
Here's the thing:
I am scared of flying.
I have zero practical skills.
I can't survive if I am more than a three minute walk from a supermarket.
For the last seven years I have suffered with crippling anxiety
I bolt when panicked.
I cannot bear to witness humans or animals in distress
I have no ability to learn languages.
I am a terrible hypochondriac
And I am no good with boats.
So I said yes.
Praise for East of Croydon
An unvarnished, endearing and very funny accountWoman & Home
Vivid, laugh-out-loud, movingSunday Express
Part memoir, part travel guide. A fab account full of wit and emotionPrima
Her misadventures deliver laughs aplenty, but she's also engaged with the places, politics and crucially, the people. Enjoyable, interesting and often movingBook of the month, Wanderlust
Alongside laugh-out-loud travel stories, the book also provides a moving account of her coming to terms with her father's deathDaily Mirror
Alongside a wealth of vivid and hilarious travel stories, Sue also writes movingly about coming to terms with the recent death of her father as she stands beside the GangesDaily Express
The former Bake Off presenter journeys far out of her comfort zone on travels from India to Indonesia, sharing entertaining travel stories and a moving account of grieving for her fatherPick of the holiday reads, Daily Mirror